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Table 4 Factors contributing to sexual initiation among female youths, in Ambo town, April 2013, Ethiopia

From: Sexual initiation and associated factors among young women in West Shoa, Ambo Town, Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Characteristics Sexual Initiation Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Yes No
Age group (years)
 15–19 104 (33.7) 236 (72.4) 1.00 1.00
 20–24 205 (66.3) 90 (27.6) 5.17 (3.68, 7.25) 2.75 (1.74, 4.34)
Education
 Primary school 1–8 77 (24.9) 105 (32.2) 0.15 (0.06, 0.31) 0.25 (0.10, 0.62)
 Secondary school 9–10 94 (30.4) 128 (39.3) 0.14 (0.06, 0.31) 0.20 (0.08, 0.48)
 Preparatory & TEVT 93 (30.1) 84 (25.8) 0.22 (0.10, 0.48) 0.30 (0.12, 0.73)
 College & Above 45 (14.6) 9 (2.8) 1.00 1.00
Currently in school
 Yes 151 (48.9) 284 (87.1) 0.14 (0.09, 0.21) 0.19 (0.11, 0.33)
 No 158 (51.1) 42 (12.9) 1.00 1.00
Peer influence
 Yes 163 (52.8) 86 (26.4) 2.92 (2.09, 4.08) 3.20 (2.08, 4.94)
 No 146 (47.2) 240 (73.6) 1.00 1.00
Used any substances
 Yes 98 (31.7) 73 (22.4) 10.1 (3.94, 25.89) 1.30 (0.83, 2.06)
 No 211 (68.3) 253 (77.6) 1.00 1.00
Drank alcohol
 Yes 180 (58.3) 109 (33.4) 8.26 (5.25, 13.0) 2.17 (1.43, 3.28)
 No 129 (41.7) 217 (66.6) 1.00 1.00
Viewed pornographic materials
 Yes 144 (46.6) 73 (22.4) 3.46 (2.43, 4.92) 2.27 (1.43, 3.61)
 No 165 (53.4) 253 (77.6) 1.00 1.00
  1. Significance: p < 0.05., 1.00: Reference category